The Halton Hills Public Library offers a wide assortment of non-traditional materials to borrow or use inside the Library. 

Browse our collections below or search our Catalogue. New collections are added frequently. 

Bike locks
You can borrow a bike lock by visiting a service desk in the Acton or Georgetown Branch. With your Library Card you can request the use of a bike lock for one day. Visit our Bike Welcome Centre page for more information. 
Book club in a bag

The Library has over 140 book club kits that can be borrowed for an extended loan period of up to six weeks. Each bag contains 10 copies of the book and a discussion guide to get you started.

To request a book club in a bag kit or view the full list of available titles, browse our Catalogue for Book Club in a Bag, or visit our Book Clubs page.

Cognitive care kits

Cognitive Care Kits help support the skills and abilities of people living with a cognitive impairment from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or Huntington’s disease. The collection of fourteen unique kits contains a variety of prepared games, puzzles, creative activities and books that help exercise the mind, retain skills and encourage social engagement.

First-time borrowers must attend an Introduction to Cognitive Care Kits session. During this training each item is explained and demonstrated. After completing the session, you may borrow kits without attending another information session.

We are offering the Cognitive Care Kits Information Session online. Please click on the button below to start the information session:

Cognitive Care Information Session

All Cognitive Care Kits are listed in our Catalogue

Decodable books

Decodable books contain words made of letter-sounds, spelling and patterns (e.g., prefixes and suffixes) that allows a child to learn in stages. Reading decodable text helps children build and gain confidence as they become proficient with word-level reading. Search our Catalogue for all the Decodable Books or read our Newsroom article for more details.

Discover together kits

These great activity kits will have you learning and creating in new ways that spark creativity, while keeping you challenged, engaged, and learning for hours! Each Discover Together Kit contains everything you need to have fun and be creative. Visit our HHPL YouTube channel and learn how to use each kit by watching a series of short videos that we’ve created for you. Search our Catalogue for all the Discover Together Kits.

Energy meter
Borrow an energy meter to help you identify which appliances in your home consume the most energy? Search our Catalogue to place a hold.
Escape room kits

Try one of our new Escape Room Kits. Can you solve the puzzles and escape in time? All Escape Room Kits are listed in our Catalogue

Family recreation activities
Recreation and Parks has teamed up with us to offer residents the opportunity to borrow a variety of fun activities and inspiring games to play with family and friends. All family recreation activities are listed in our Catalogue.
Hiking the hills backpack kits

Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits were created in partnership with Halton North Peel Naturalist Club and the Bruce Trail Conservancy – Halton Chapter.

The kits are for you to view and experience the area’s beautiful natural surroundings and wildlifeBackpacks include binoculars, compass, flashlight, Halton Hikes Loops & Lattes GuideLorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario BirdsPlants of Southern Ontario Guide and The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail GuideAll Hiking the Hills Backpack Kits can be found in our Catalogue

Home theatre collection
Create the perfect atmosphere by choosing from a variety of options which include a hi-res projector, DVD or Blu Ray player, a 40” table-top screen, and portable speakers. Borrow any combination of these items to create the ultimate theatre experience right in your own home. Search our Catalogue to place a hold.
iPads to go

iPad Pros are available to borrow to any Halton Hills Public Library card holder who is 18 years or older for a period of 21 days. They are pre-loaded with Library Apps, including LinkedIn Learning, Libby, CloudLibrary, GoodReads, Hoopla, Flipster and Freegal. Also included are social media, gaming and wellness apps along with an Apple Pencil. Search our Catalogue to place a hold

Moccasin Identifier education kit
Created by Carolyn King and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Moccasin Identifier Kit is a teaching tool for truth and reconciliation focused on treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Each kit includes four Moccasin Identifier stencils that reflect the surrounding Indigenous communities. All Moccasin Identifier Education Kits can be found in our Catalogue.

Passes are free to borrow with your HHPL Library Card, and include access for general admission.

  • Conservation Halton Parks Membership
  • Free to Explore: skate & swim pass - currently unavailable due to COVID-19 Provincewide Emergency Break.
  • Ontario Parks - Day Permit Pass
  • Toronto Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation 

All passes are listed in our Catalogue

Personal flotation devices

Recreation and Parks has teamed up with us to offer Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) to keep you safe in the water all summer long! Personal Flotation Devices are available for infants, children, teens, and adults. In order to borrow a PFD you must be over the age of 18 years old and sign a waiver. Browse our Catalogue for all Personal Flotation Devices

Please see the sample waiver to be signed when checking out a PFD.

Seed library
Our Seed Library includes herbs, vegetables, flowers and many more seed varieties, available for you to grow at home. For more information on searching our Catalogue for seeds, how to borrow seeds, collections and resources available, visit our Seed Library page or browse our Catalogue for seeds
Seniors' fitness kits

Recreation and Parks has teamed up with us to offer Seniors’ Fitness Kits to keep you active and moving all summer long! Each kit contains: Active Easy duffel bag, 2 x 2.5 pound dumbbells, green resistance band, mini band and purple ball. For great videos that help keep you active, visit the Town of Halton Hills website. Search our Catalogue to place a hold

Tabletop games and puzzles

You can borrow board games and card games the same way you would borrow a book. All board games are listed in our Catalogue. We also have puzzles available to borrow. All puzzles are listed in our Catalogue.

WiFi to go (mobile hotspots)

You can borrow an Internet hotspot to access the Internet from home. Connect up to 15 devices at one time, with battery life lasting up to 8 hours. The portable device is compact to carry home and makes staying connected easier than ever. Borrowers must be at least 18 years old. For more details, visit our WiFi to Go page, or search our Catalogue to place a hold.